Check out this mid-weight baby blanket that is loaded with texture. This baby blanket is worked up using the Alpine Stitch – which we’ve featured as a Spotlight Stitch here! Once you get the hang of the pattern repeat, you’ll be looking for new ways to introduce this stitch in a bunch of your upcoming WIPs…. I certainly have. Take a look at the pattern below and other patterns using the same stitch at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Pattern Notes:

This pattern can be increased/decreased in increments of 2 sts.


35in wide x 37in length



17 DC, 19 rows = 4in


Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

St(s) – stitch(es)

FPTC: Front post triple crochet

BPTC: Back post triple crochet


With Lavender ch 137

Row 1: DC in the 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC in each stitch to end.

Row 3. Ch 2, turn. DD in first stitch, FPTC around the DC two rows below.  DC in next st, then FPTC around the next DC two rows down. Alternate DCs and FPTCs to the end of the row, ending with a DC in the last stitch.

Row 4:. Ch 1, turn, SC in each stitch to end.

Row 5: Ch 2, turn, place one DC in each of the first 2 sts * FPTC around DC from two rows down, DC in next stitch * repeat between * * to end. DC in last stitch. (note that you should have two double crochets to start this row and two double crochets to finish this row)

Rows 2 – 5 complete the pattern repeat. Make sure to alternate the starting stitches every other DC/FPTC row so that they are always offset.

Changing colours:

Change colours every 6 rows according to the following stripe Pattern:

  1. Lavender
  2. Lilac
  3. Pink
  4. Petunia
  5. Lavender
  6. Lilac
  7. Pink
  8. Petunia
  9. Lavender
  10. Lilac
  11. Pink
  12. Petunia
  13. Lavender
  14. Lilac
  15. Pink
  16. Petunia
  17. Lavender
  18. Lilac
  19. Pink
  20. Petunia

Bind off, weave in ends. Enjoy!

I also used this stitch in a Christmas Stocking: